Two online articles on copyright and education in South Africa

Today, two online articles -on ITWeb and mybroadband– addressed the relationship between copyright laws and education in South Africa. Both articles argue that South African research shows that local copyright legislation hampers access to learning materials via digital portals. The articles refer to research done by the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project and, in particular, the South African ACA2K research report. This report was written by the IP Law & Policy Research Unit’s Dr Tobias Schonwetter and Caroline Ncube as well as Pria Chetty, Principal Attorney for Chetty Law in Johannesburg. The ITWeb article can be found here and the mybroadband article can be accessed here.